August 23, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- Residents who have always secretly wanted to ride on a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade will now have a chance to do so -- for the right price. Five seats in classic cars that will accompany Glendale's Rose Parade float are up for auction at the Dreaming of Roses 2001 fund-raiser, which takes place Sept. 9. The event, the second annual fund-raiser, generates a significant part of the $90,000 needed to pay for the float.
September 9, 2005
The American Youth Soccer Organization will schedule a goal-a-thon to help relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina. "Each team is going to try and get sponsors to pledge an amount," said Chris Wryder, webmaster for AYSO's 88th region, which includes La Crescenta, Montrose and northern Glendale. Wryder is spear-heading the fundraising campaign. He said he has attempted to start other fund-raisers in the past to no avail. This time the magnitude of the catastrophe in New Orleans has worked as an extra incentive for him to kick start a fund-raising campaign for a good cause, he said.
August 19, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Tickets have gone on sale for "Dreaming of Roses," one of the biggest fund-raisers in the history of the Glendale Rose Float Assn. The event will benefit the city's entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Several movie and television stars are expected to attend the event, but organizers declined to say who they would be. The fund-raiser will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the DreamWorks studio campus, 1000 Flower St. More than 30 Glendale area restaurants will be serving food.
March 3, 2001
Assisteens fund-raiser offers brunch, fashions Assisteens, an auxiliary of the Assistance League of Glendale, will have its annual senior recognition and fund-raiser Saturday, March 10, at the Pickwick Center in Burbank. The seniors to be presented are Jennifer Forster, Courtnay Robbins, Nicole Sanders, Kristen Savant and Jennifer Yoder. Titled "The Time of Your Life," the event begins at 11 a.m. and offers a champagne brunch buffet, fashion show, senior recognition, presentation of awards and silent auction.
April 30, 2003
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Guests of a special fund-raiser will get an up-close-and- personal glimpse of world-renowned flamenco artists in the recital presented by the Friends of the Alex on May 8 at The Alex Theatre. "Flamenco Passion" will feature Paco and Yolando Arroyo, Antonio de Jerez and Glendale's own Jani Quintero in an evening of inspirational singing, guitar playing and the art of flamenco dancing. Attendance is limited to 150 seats on stage in an unique arrangement around the performers, said Andrea Humberger, Friends president.
October 6, 2000
Judy Seckler PELACONI -- The Glendale Moose Lodge will provide its facilities to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in La Crescenta for a buffet fund-raiser at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Moose Lodge Administrator Glenn Coates said. The fund-raiser will assist church member Evelyn Edwards, 33, diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin's disease. Hodgkin's is a rare strain of cancer that affects the lymph nodes. Edwards and her husband Jim have a 5-year-old daughter who has developed a severe skin condition from the stress of her mother's illness and is also under a doctor's care.
June 21, 2000
Judy Seckler OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB -- Glendale Community College's yearly golf tournament fund-raiser yielded two teams of winners. The first-place team in the Flight 1 category with a score of 61 was Len Shonka, Mark Campbell, Steve Gossard and Steve Blancarte. The first-place team in the Flight 2 category with a score of 77 included Jack Quinn, John McCord, Ron Palmer and Steve Little. The tournament was held at Oakmont Country Club all day on June 12. Many local business people and alumni participated, 148 golfers in all. The tournament, in its 17th year, is run by the Glendale College Foundation with assistance from the college athletic department.
May 11, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- President Clinton plans to appear at a fund-raiser to help state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) in his bid to win the local congressional seat from Republican James Rogan, star of the impeachment trial. Clinton has pledged to do what he can to help Democrats win a majority in the House of Representatives, said Jake Siewert, White House deputy press secretary. The move is not motivated by the fact that U.S. Rep. Rogan (D-Glendale)
September 18, 2002
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- What started out as a sign of support from one friend to another has landed Mayor Rafi Manoukian in somewhat of an awkward situation with City Council candidate Carole Sussman. Sussman, who recently announced she is running for a seat on the council, is hosting a re-election campaign fund-raiser event for Manoukian at her home Sept. 29. Both said the event was planned long before Sussman, president of the Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council, announced her candidacy.
September 6, 2002
Tim Willert With Sunday's Dreaming of Roses fund-raiser drawing closer, organizers are predicting even bigger numbers than the past two years. The gala to raise money for the city's float entry in the 2003 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the DreamWorks Animation Studio Campus, 1000 Flower St. Last year's event drew 1,000 guests and raised more than $40,000 for the float, doubling the previous year's figures.